Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - February 24, 2011

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Photos of the lava surface in the Halema‘uma‘u Overlook vent and a close-up view of the northeast vent in Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō, showing spattering.

Lava surface in the Halema‘uma‘u Overlook vent returned to about 80 m

Lava surface in the Halema‘uma‘u Overlook vent returned to about 80...

After recovering from last week's DI event, the lava surface in the Halema‘uma‘u Overlook vent returned to about 80 m (260 ft) below the floor of Halema‘uma‘u Crater. The north/northwest rim of the vent (right side of photo) is still noticeably overhung, making future collapses very likely.

(Public domain.)

A view of the Halema‘uma‘u Overlook vent from the north....

A view of the Halema‘uma‘u Overlook vent from the north.

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The northeast vent on the floor of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō is once again producin...

The northeast vent on the floor of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō is once again producing lava flows that are repaving portions of the crater floor. The fuming area on the back wall is the main source of last week's activity in the crater.

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Close-up of the northeast vent in Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō, showing spattering

Close-up of the northeast vent in Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō, showing spattering...

A close-up of the northeast vent in Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō, spattering and sending lava flows into the crater.

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